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US Open – Del Potro the champion!

For only the third time since the “Nadal and Federer reign” started in 2005, the party has been Del Potrocrashed and an “outsider” has won a Grand Slam.

Congratulations to Juan Martin del Potro, a worthy champion who overcame the very best players to deservedly take out this title.

Meantime, Rafa has gone home to rest, and is preparing to enjoy the Davis Cup from the stands as he recovers from the abdominal injury that has bothered him in recent weeks. He confirmed he plans to play Bangkok, Beijing, and Shanghai thereafter – see Nadal’s updated tour schedule here.

To Roger, commiserations for not making the sixth just yet, but we know you’ll be back, so we hope you enjoy some precious time with your beautiful wife and daughters!

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US Open 2009 Finals – Federer vs del Potro

Free Live TV over internet – links at end of this post

So who will it be? The five time reigning veteran with his elegant strokeplay or the first time grandslam finalist, just 20 years old, with the big serves and powerful ground shots?us-open-tennis

Either way this could be quite a match!

The match starts at 4 pm local time, 8 pm GMT.

Here are the best links for free TV coverage over internet – we’ll check and update these when the match starts.

If none of these are working, try the listings at Myp2p, RojaDirecta, Atdhe, Fromsport , Channelsurfing. Also refer to this post for more information on watching TV over the internet, or feel free to leave a comment to report good or bad links (no registration required).

US Open 2009 Semifinals – Live TV Streams (Free)

4 pm local time, 8pm GMT: Roger Federer vs Juan Martin del Potro

Option 1: US Open Live TV – Recommended, Spanish.

Option 2: US Open Live TV – English. Veetle software needed, which installs automatically in Internet Explorer the first time you run it.

Option 3: US Open Live TV – good

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US Open 2009 Semifinals – Nadal vs del Potro and Federer vs Djokovic – Live TV

Free Live TV over internet – links at end of this post

UPDATE – del Potro beat Nadal 6-2, 6-2, 6-2, Federer beat Djokovic 7-6, 7-5, 7-5

Sunday is usually “finals day” at the US Open and it sure feels like we’ve been served up a double dish this year!us-open-tennis

With the rain delays having played havoc with the schedule, we’ll have two humdinger semis today, each of which are worthy of final day billing. And despite Fed’s billing as favourite to take out his sixth straight title, the truth is all four players have a strong chance of going all the way.

First up, at 12am local time, 4pm GMT is Nadal’s fourth match of the year against the lanky Argentinian, Juan Martin del Potro. Although Nadal leads the all time head to head 4 matches to 2, the South American has bested Rafa in their last two encounters at Miami and Montreal. Del Potro’s game is well suited to the fast US Open courts, but Nadal’s focus and determination, and bolstering game fitness will see him through – I pick the Mallorcan in 4 sets.

Federer will come on at 4:30pm local time, 8:30pm GMT or the conclusion of Nadal’s match. He’s had the better of Novak Djokovic 8-4 in the past, and beaten him in the final (2007) and semi (2008) of the US Open in recent years to claim the title. Nole has it in him to pull an upset, but the Fed has been looking unbeatable in recent months, and I fully expect a Federer victory, but not without a gargantuan struggle to 5 sets.

Here are the best links for free TV coverage over internet – we’ll check and update these when the match starts.

If none of these are working, try the listings at Myp2p, RojaDirecta, Atdhe, Fromsport , Channelsurfing. Also refer to this post for more information on watching TV over the internet, or feel free to leave a comment to report good or bad links (no registration required).

US Open 2009 Semifinals – Live TV Streams (Free)

12am local time, 4pm GMT: Rafael Nadal vs Juan Martin del Potro

UPDATE – Game over, del Potro won 6-2, 6-2, 6-2

Option 1: US Open Live TV – Recommended, English. Veetle software needed, which installs automatically in Internet Explorer the first time you run it.

Option 2: US Open Live TV – Excellent picture, Romanian.  Sopcast software needed (Channel 71301)

4pm local time, 8pm GMT: Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic

Option 1: US Open Live TV – Recommended, English.

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US Open 2009 – Nadal vs Gonzalez – Live TV

Rafa is up against a well known foe in the Chilean Fernando Gonzalez for a place in the semis.

Here are the best links for free TV coverage over internet – we’ll check and update these when the match starts.

If none of these are working, try the listings at Myp2p, RojaDirecta, Atdhe, Fromsport , Channelsurfing. Also refer to this post for more information on watching TV over the internet, or feel free to leave a comment to report good or bad links (no registration required).

US Open 2009 – Live TV Streams (Free)

Rafael Nadal vs Fernando Gonzalez

Option 1: US Open Live TV – English

Option 2: US Open Live TV – English

Option 3: US Open Live TVSopcast software needed (Channel 71301)